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It requires human intelligence NOT to play these kind of wargames. THE END OF TIMES

Soleimani was to deliver Tehran's reply to Saudi de-escalation letter when killed: Iraqi PM | NBC News |

Legality of Targeted Killing Program under International Law

"The vehicles were engulfed in a fireball."

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The targeted killing is the latest demonstration of how, two decades after the CIA spotted but was unable to kill a man they believed was al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan, the U.S. has become adept at hunting and killing its enemies, particularly in the troubled regions of the Middle East, South Asia and Africa.

"In less than a generation, we went from something that was abnormal and maybe even science fiction, to the point where it's the new normal," Peter Singer, an expert on future warfare at the New America Foundation, said. "Both leaders and the public don't even blink an eye."

Targeted strikes like the one that killed Soleimani represent a fundamental change in warfare, said Anthony Cordesman, who studies military trends at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

"It requires a truly immense intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance effort -- one which basically no other country in the world can match, and which is vastly expensive, time-consuming and requires lot of expertise."

Targeted killing of Soleimani a boost for Benjamin Netanyahu - analysis | JPost |

Saudi Prince Salman and the Khashoggi Torture | Al Jazeera |

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sun Jan 12th, 2020 at 12:43:09 PM EST

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